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Alexander Bateman    LinkedIn

PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales, Australia. 


PhD Topic:

"Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of the Cerebral Venous System with Application to Multiple Sclerosis and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension"

Research interests: Computational fluid dynamics, Cerebral blood flow, Multiple Sclerosis, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease where the body's immune system attacks the central nervous system. MS is currently considered to be an autoimmune disease; however, it is not well understood how this response is initially triggered. Previous studies have suggested that an elevation in venous pressure in MS patients could occur in the cerebral venous system (CVS).


My research focuses on using computational modelling of patient data, to investigate if an increased venous pressure occurs in MS patients. I aim to use this research to improve MS patient outcomes and improve the understanding of how MS initially develops. 


I have also previously completed computational modelling of the CVS in investigating idiopathic intracranial hypertension (high pressure around the brain with unknown cause) and will be continuing work in this area.


2021-present PhD Mechanical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney

2019-present Casual Academic, UNSW, Sydney

2018 Research Assistant, UNSW, Sydney

2017-2018 Student Engineer, ResMed Ltd, Sydney

2016-2020 MEng With Excellence (Biomedical Engineering), UNSW, Sydney

2016-2020 BEng Honours Class 1 (Mechanical Engineering), UNSW, Sydney



Journal articles

G. Bateman and A. Bateman, "Differences in the calculated transvenous pressure drop between chronic hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension," American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 68-73, 2019.

G. A. Bateman, S. L. Yap, G. M. Subramanian, and A. R. Bateman, "The incidence of significant venous sinus stenosis and cerebral hyperemia in childhood hydrocephalus: prognostic value with regards to differentiating active from compensated disease," Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, vol. 17, pp. 1-12, 2020.

G. A. Bateman, J. Lechner-Scott, A. R. Bateman, J. Attia, and R. A. Lea, "The Incidence of Transverse Sinus Stenosis in Multiple Sclerosis: Further Evidence of Pulse Wave Encephalopathy," Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, p. 102524, 2020.

G. A. Bateman, G. M. Subramanian, S. L. Yap, and A. R. Bateman, "The incidence of obesity, venous sinus stenosis and cerebral hyperaemia in children referred for MRI to rule out idiopathic intracranial hypertension at a tertiary referral hospital: a 10 year review," Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 59, 2020/09/29 2020.

A. R. Bateman, G. A. Bateman, and T. Barber, "The relationship between cerebral blood flow and venous sinus pressure: can hyperemia induce idiopathic intracranial hypertension?," Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2021.

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